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A number of Filipinos seem to contract HIV this year as 38 new infections are being recorded daily, the Department of Health (DOH) stated over the weekend. Data prepared by the DOH’s Epidemiology Bureau for the HIV/AIDS Registry reveal the number of new infections being reported daily rose to 38 this year from 32 in 2018. In 2014, the DOH was documenting 16 cases every day. Data cites that in

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Department of Health (DOH) admonished Filipinos who tested positive for HIV to avail free treatment, care, and support services in time for the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. A Friday statement notes the DOH encourages the public to get tested. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said, “One of the highlights of the amended Philippine HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS Policy Act is the lowering of the age of a


After she was bitten by a puppy she rescued while on vacation in the Philippines, a 24-year-old Norwegian woman from rabies died this week. While on vacation with friends In February, Birgitte Kallestad discovered a “helpless” puppy on the side of the road during one of their scooter rides. “Birgitte put the puppy in a basket and brought him home. She cleaned it and cared for it and to her


US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday permitted Sanofi SA’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia for use in the United States among people aged 9 through 16 who have laboratory-confirmed previous dengue infection and live in endemic areas. Late 2017 had Sanofi divulged that Dengvaxia could increase the risk of severe dengue in children who had never been exposed to the virus, starting a government investigation in the Philippines where 800,000 school-age

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Department of Health (DoH) has goals in lower the incidence of malaria by 90% by 2022, with the aim of declaring the Philippines malaria-free by 2030. DoH announced last Friday that out of the nation’s 81 provinces, 50 are “malaria-free” while 27 are “under elimination phase.” In a statement released on Friday, DoH said Malaria remains endemic in four provinces “as the country races to be declared malaria-free by 2030.”


DOH Regional Director Eduardo Janairo stated government established hypertension and diabetes clubs in 2016 to boost efforts at combating NCDs. As Calabarzon concluded its first Non-Communicable Disease Health Fair for officers and members of hypertension and diabetes clubs in the region. “It is very important for us to sustain the services of these organizations to properly care for the sick because they are at the forefront of disseminating right information


Number of new measles cases dropped in the past weeks, as the Department of Health (DoH) had reached its vaccination target. Epidemiology bureau data from the department cited there were 596 measles cases from March 20 to 21, lower than the 1,088 recorded from March 13-14. “We’re monitoring right now, we know that the number of cases has been decreasing and in fact some provinces and municipalities have had no


The Department of Health (DOH) stated that over 48,000 dengue cases have already been reported nationwide as of March 16, 2019. Basing from the latest data from the DOH-Epidemiology Bureau, there were around 48,634 dengue cases, which includes 184 fatalities, reported in the period of January 1 to March 16. The figure is higher compared to the 28,328 cases, including 150 deaths, recorded during the same period last year. Central


Recorded dengue cases in Iloilo City skyrocketed to 495 percent in the earlier months of the year as compared to the same quarter of last year. City Health Office forwarded 250 dengue cases, along with three deaths, from January to February this year, comparable to 42 dengue cases with no death in the same period the previous year held. Listed were 165 cases with a single deceased in January and

Boy passed away after eating puffer fish in Cebu island

A five-year-old boy succumbed to food poisoning Tuesday after eating puffer fish, locally often known as “buriring”, together with his family in Pangan-anan, Olango Island, Cebu. Dr. Ramon Najarro, officer-in-charge of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), said in a press conference Wednesday afternoon that the guy was the only casualty among the 9 family members after having breakfast. Najarro said the boy passed away at home after members